LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) board of education announced the appointment of long-time district administrator Michelle King as the new superintendent. King, who has worked in the district since 1984, has served as the district’s chief deputy superintendent since October 2014.
“Leading the nation’s second-largest school system – one which serves more than 600,000 students at more than 900 schools – is a tremendous responsibility, and one that requires not only experience, but also collaborative leadership and a team-driven approach. We are confident that LAUSD’s board of education, in selecting King, made the best choice for students, parents and residents of this region,” said Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben.
King began her career as a life sciences teacher and followed with a variety of academic and administrative roles, including high school principal, local district superintendent and the district’s chief instructional officer for secondary schools.
“As the leader of a school district that stretches from San Pedro to Sylmar, King has one of the most important jobs in our community. Having worked in this community and within this district for more than 30 years, she understands the needs of this district, as well as it’s great potential. The L.A. Area Chamber, as the voice of the region’s business community, has a strong stake in ensuring LAUSD’s success. We are committed to working closely with King to enable her to establish the strong community support that will be necessary for the continued progress and success of LAUSD,” Toebben continued.